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Sep 27, 2012 6:00am PDT
-oriented economy. japan began sending aid and loaned over the years. the japanese prime minister had inflamed tensions after he took office in 2001 with annual business to the shrine in tokyo that honored the war dead and war criminals. china's economy grew year after year. members of the olympic committee underscored the emergence when they named beijing host of the summer games. two years later, china passed japan to be the world's second largest economy. a chinese fishing collided with japanese patrol vessels in thes en kaku islands. the collision parked widespread protests and angered many japanese. a recent survey suggests animosities are running high. the poll put anti-chinese sentiment at 84%, a record high. 65% of chinese respondents expressed negative views of japan. >> those figures suggest they will be challenged to mend relations, but an expert said it may not be as difficult size it appears. >> japan and chiba have been close are than before. we have thousands of years of relationships, but now is the best in a sense that economic exchange and people to people exchange and the le
KCSMMHZ
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
in august grew to the highest level in more than four years. the slowdown in china's economy is taking on a toll on australian exports of iron ore and coal. officials at the australian bureau of stamm sticks announced it rose to $2 billion. looking in detail, exports fell to about $25 billion. that's down around 12% from a year ago in australian dollar terms. imports stood at about $27 billion. that's up 6% from the previous year based on a similar australian dollar comparison. last month the australian government downgraded the estimates of annual exports of iron ore due to the decline and demand from china am. >>> japan's new finance minister is it urging the passage of the >>> a japanese mining company has succeeded in extracting shale oil for the first time in the nation. a technician of the japan petroleum exploration showed black crude oil in a plastic at the oil and gas field in akita prefecture on oil. shale oil is contained in hard rock layers deep underground. engineers started to drill on monday pumping acid 1800 meters into the ground to dissolve the hard bedrock. they will
KCSMMHZ
Oct 3, 2012 2:30pm PDT
of divided germany and the beginning of a new germany that would grow to become europe's largest economy. as he continued his speech coming he said the germans had shown tremendous solidarity toward one another. he said a similar effort must be made on the process of european integration. >> only in europe, working with our neighbors and partners in this community, can we, and will we, be able to achieve our common goals, as they are described in our national anthem, unity, justice, and freedom. >> it was a message of hope in the face of mounting economic and social tensions across the european union. >> 31 people are dead in the syrian city of aleppo after a suicide bombing in the government controlled part of the city. >> aleoppo has been a major battleground. the two sides seemed to be deadlocked. >> deep craters in the crate a huge amount of explosives was used in this attack. months of warfare have reduced the once magnificent buildings in the square to ruins. wednesday's explosions ripped through a military office club and a hotel. it is caught most of those killed were government
KCSMMHZ
Sep 27, 2012 2:30pm PDT
's mining sector, and concern is growing about the impact of the economy there. traders are also eyeing possible impact on the price of gold. >> among the affected companies, the world's third largest producer of gold, and it employs 35,000 people in south africa. most of them have now walked off the job. >> the striking south african miners are determined to get more money for their grim job. theirs is a physically demanding task fraught with danger, and they say only the rich mine owners benefit from their efforts. >> we work underground, and it is extremely hot down there, but we are not paid enough money. >> to put it bluntly, we want money. if management does not accept our demands, the strike will go on indefinitely. >> miners are among the worst- paid workers in south africa. the growing strikes followed unrest in the platinum industry. in august, clashes at a platinum mine left over 40 dead, 34 shot by police. the company finally agreed to wage hikes of up to 22%, but now gold, chrome, and coal workers want more. gold miners want 1700 euros, three or four times what they get now
KCSMMHZ
Sep 28, 2012 6:00am PDT
of economy, tray, and industry, which was promoting atomic energy. the japanese government has given the nra a mandate to create an organization that will regulate power companies effectively and independently. for more on this story i spoke earlier to nhk world's hajime okada. what's different about the nuclear regulation authority? >> the nra is designed to be independent from the government, a stage that's defined by law. its members were appointed by the prime minister. also, some members include a former ambassador to the united nations and a seismologist as well as experts in the field of nuclear energy and radiation. >> will this be enough to guarantee the nra's independence? >> not really. the nra is now under the umbrella of the environment ministry. this means politicians and bureaucrats will still have influence because they control the agency's budget. and that issue is a composition of the nra's task. more than 80% of its employees come from previous regulatory bodies. to prevent conflicts of interest, the government says nra employees will be prohibited from moving or returning
KCSMMHZ
Sep 30, 2012 5:30pm PDT
the world's fastest aging country and its economy is struggling with deflation. aiming at retirees are among the few sectors and growth. now some companies are going one step further. >> reporter: having your portrait taken for your own funeral might be strange to some, but in japan it's part of a range of services targeting the growing population of retirees. >> translator: i want to leave behind an enhanced picture of myself. my own favorite shot. >> reporter: people over the age of 65 have increased by more than 1 million over the past year. they make up almost one quarter of the japanese population. a proportion that's steadily on the rise. this wave of retirees was born during japan's post-war baby boom between 1947 and 1949. funeral homes, attorneys, are having an exhibition. experts provide advice on the cost of funerals, graves, and related services. this is a comic book handed out for free to all visitors. it describes how much money you need to conduct a funeral. visitors have the opportunity of lying down in a coffin. they learn about the variety of models offered by funeral homes
KCSMMHZ
Oct 1, 2012 2:30pm PDT
for us to have good ties to russia to get up our economy again. we also tend to go for the way which saakashvili did. we want to go further towards european union and nato. >> thank you very much for that. staying in moscow, a russian court has postponed the punk band pussy riot's appeal after one of them fired her lawyer. they have been given nine days to find a new lawyer. the anti-kremlin trio have been sentenced to two years in jail on a number of charges including disturbing the peace. they staged a protest against vladimir putin earlier this year. >> the women from pussy riot came to the appeal hearing without any great expectations that they would be released, but what came next was surely a shock. one of the trio had decided to break with the defense team. >> i do not exactly know what has happened. we met of three women on friday. one of them confirmed we would continue to work together. something must have happened over the weekend. >> the lawyers believe someone may have pressured her to create discord between the women and their legal representatives. the others are stick
KCSMMHZ
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
the economy. the reserve bank of australia is worried about the fallout from slowing growth in the world. the rba decided on tuesday to lower the benchmark rate by 0.25 percentage points to 3.25% effective on wednesday. over the past five mos, it has cut the rate by a total of one percentage point. in a statement, governor glen stevens expressed concerns about the effects of austerity programs in europe and slower growth in china, which is australia's major iron ore importer. he said the country's labor market has softened somewhat and that its growth outlook for next year has become a little weaker. >>> the u.s. federal reserve chief says he'll keep pumping money into the economy. chairman ben bernanke says this round of quantitative easing will continue until he sees an improvement in the job situation. >> we would continue securities purchases and employ other policy tools until the outlook for the job market improves substantially in a context of price stability. >> bernanke said the country's economy is improving but not fast enough to reduce unemployment. fed officials decided last
KCSMMHZ
Oct 2, 2012 2:30pm PDT
romney offers a set of policy proposals which will grow the economy, of the port of poverty, all of the middle-class and provide jobs for the american people. >> republican candidate mitt romney want lower taxes and less government intervention. that's something this family agrees with, particularly when it comes to health care reform very >> health care is not our right in the sense we don't authorize the government to take for other people to provide the american people with health care. healthcare is a privilege. >> but this obama supporters sees a different america. he says the government is not giving people the help they need. >> health care is not a privilege. health-care is right. playing golf is a privilege. you don't have to play golf. >> he can afford to buy private insurance for themselves and his family, but as a presbyterian minister, he often crop -- often comes across people his lights have been turned upside down by the economic crisis. that's why a lot with most of the members of this parish council, he was to see president obama reelected. he wants to see more
KCSMMHZ
Sep 26, 2012 6:00am PDT
and territory are being threatened by other countries. and our economy is struggling with prolonged deflation and the higher yen. we need to solve these problems and create a stronger and more affluent japan. that is my mission. >> people in tokyo have expressed mixed feelings about abe's re-election. >> translator: i was for abe, but to be honest i'm surprised he actually got elected. i hope he'll do good work. >> translator: when i look back, i can't expect much from him. >> translator: i'm concerned. abe might not be capable of dealing with diplomatic issues. >>> abe comes from a political family. his grandfather was prime minister, too. shinzo abe was the youngest prime minister of the postwar era. he took office at the age of 52. he visited china and south korea during his tenure and tried to improve relations. abe's grandfather nobusuke kishi led japan in the late 1950s. into 1960. his father shintaro abe served as a foreign minister. abe promised to use his experience to revise the constitution and to reform education. so abe has a lot of political know-how and a profile. shery ahn spo
KCSMMHZ
Sep 26, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. >> translator: currently japan's waters and territory are being threatened by other countries. and the economy is struggling with prolonged deflation. we need to solve these problems and create a stronger and more affluent japan. that is my mission. >> abe comes from a political family. his grandfather was a prime minister, too. he was the youngest prime minister of the post war era. he took office at the age of 52. he visited china and south korea during his tenure and tried to improve relations. his grandfather led japan in the 1950s to 1960. his father served as a foreign minister. abe has promised to use his experience to revise the constitution and to reform education. so abe has a lot of political know-how and a profile. sherry ann spoke with our senior commentator to find out what his return as lpd leader means for voters. >> could abe once again be prime minister? >> that's possible. ruled most of the time since world war ii. voters got tired and fed up. then they kicked the ldp out of power. the democrats took over. but then the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster last year set t
KCSMMHZ
Sep 28, 2012 2:30pm PDT
and responsible budget. >> the package includes public spending cuts of 10 billion euros. france's economy is in a precarious position. second quarter gdp was stagnant, and unemployment has just talked 3 million -- topped 3 million. the government is aiming to make good on election promises while making sure austerity does not hit france into recession -- tip france into recession. >> spanish banks will need 59 billion euros to get back on their feet according to a new report commissioned by the spanish government. >> that will help take pressure off the prime minister, who is seeking to avoid a bailout. spain says they will ask for around 40 billion euros of the total sum, while the rest may be able to be raised by the banks themselves. the european commission welcomed the results. >> let's take a look at markets. european shares were on a bit of a roller coaster ride this friday. after moving higher in early trading, that ultimately finished the week on a down note. our correspondent sent us this summary from frankfurt. >> spain remains in the focus of international investors, also here
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